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Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
will offer enough support to israel. mitch mcconnell has -- has not said if he sports him as secretary of defense. >> do his views make sense for that particular job? i think he ought to be given a fair hearing like any other nominee and he will be. >> reporter: president obama will be speaking in a few hours. we expect to learn more then about his nomination for secretary of defense. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:18. new this morning, interviews with a dozen female soldiers and marines show very little interest in signing up for combat duty. most of the women surveyed said they had no interest on being on the front line fighting. they did think it should be open up to female troops who might want that experience. some women have complained that banning then from combat means they are at a disadvantage when it comes to moving up in the ranks of the military. >>> landfill caumakers get -- california lawmakers get back to work today with a democratic super-authority in the house. does this mean it will be anything but usual in this legislation station. >> reporter: well, demo
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
in 2000, a number of senators signed a letter reaffirming their position to help israel. jim inhoff of oklahoma says hagel was one of four who would not sign the letter and pointed to his apparent willingness to negotiate with iran, something the pentagon has been against. >> too often it seems he's willing to subscribe to a worldwide view that's predicated on appeasing our add ver sayries while shunning our friend -- adversaries while shunning our friends. >> reporter: another thing being discussed with a global movement to eliminate nuclear weapons. hagel has written about it and support it but those against him say the u.s. would be vulnerable and that other countries would find a way to hide their nuclear weapons and use them. this hearing continues. more when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the senate is expected to approve legislation today allowing the treasury department to keep borrowing money for four more months. the house passed a bill that extends the debt ceiling through may 18th. the legislation also requires both the house and th
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
for him to step down. >>> israel's prime minister is calling for a fortified fence on syria. these are mortar rounds that were fired in november. netanyahu said they need the fence and jihad forces have moved in. and they are concerned about the chemical weapons. >>> unsung hero of the iran hostage crisis has died. >> i told him that we were expecting guests and invited him over. >> family members say john shear don passed away after battling alzheimer's disease for several years. the former canadian diplomat hid four u.s. embassy workers in his home during the 1979 iran hostage crisis. their rescue is depicted in the film argo, ben affleck apologized for leaving him out of the film. in an interview this week. he said he was fully aware of his heroism and unable to include him due to time constraints. another canadian diplomat who hid two other americans was portrayed in the movie. >>> stanley mcchrystal is speaking out about the incident that led to his resignation. he said his decision to resign was his alone. he said he takes responsibility for the remarks in the rolling
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
is the front-runner. but he could face opposition in the senate for disparaging comments he made about israel and gays. >>> house minority liter nancy pilosi is under fire -- leader nancy pilosi is under fire for this doctored photo. this is the official photo released by nancy pilosi's office. there were four additional women photo shopped into the top of this picture. nancy pilosi is defending the photo as quote and accurate historical record not everyone was able to get there on time. >> it's an accurate record it was freezing cold and the members were waiting a long time for everyone to arrive. they had to get back into the building to greet constituents, family members to get ready to go to the floor. >> nancy pilosi went on to say, it wasn't like we had the rest of the day to stand there. >>> there will be a big difference between president obama's first and second inaugurations. he refused to take corporation money for the first inauguration. 417 people or businesses interest contributed. corporate donors include at&t and micorsoft. >>> you don't have to go to washington to feel a part
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
the pentagon budget is bloated. some democrats and gop members don't think he will support israel, one of our nation's allies that's come under attack from terrorist groups and leaders on both sides of the aisle criticize his toughness when it comes to cracking down on iran. >> i consider him to be an honorable man with a distinguished record of service, but also at the same time profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today, namely a nuclear iran. >> reporter: chuck hagel says an accurate assessment of his record will show he's been tough on iran and supportive of israel. he will undergo several one-on- one meetings with senators and face tough questions in a confrontation meeting. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 8:15. the next nomination president obama is expected to make is white house receive of staff lack lieu to replace geithner. in if he's confirmed lieu's first priority would be to work with congress to raise the debt ceiling and the president would need to find a new chief of staff. >>> a federal cou
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
in support for israel. his confirmation hearing before the armed services committee will take place within a few weeks. >>> 7:18. an alarming new report could raise quake concerns in san francisco. a previously private report found there are nearly 3,000 potentially unsafe buildings in the city, housing about 58,000 people. and the search says those buildings would likely crumble in a major -- major quake. however, some of those on the list have not been verified by building inspectors. >>> it looks like any survivors of the san bruno blast will go to trial. about 120 have agreed to settlements. an attorney said yesterday in court they will come up with a process that could take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. >>> 7:19. new this morning, france says it will eventually have 2500 troops in mali. they already sent about 500 troops to mali and have constructed air strikes against al qaeda. the united states is helping them with intelligence information and may send in air support. >>> afghanistan's defense minister said today he's confident the u.s. will not abandon his cou
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
minutery elections in this israel. what the prime minister has to do now. >>> and should san francisco be able to use tasers? >>> and an outside consultant coming in to help the oakland police department combat crime. the controversial vote by the city council overnight and what's being done to april dress community concerns when "mornings on 2" continue -- address community concerns when "mornings on 2" continues. >2Ñlñ@ e@ >>> there's a look at the big board for you this morning. the dow is up 50 points. google still doing well. over 6%. trading at $747. good earnings report making investors happy with that. >>> well, the world's biggest online retailer has plans for tracy. amazon will open a huge distribution facility in that facility in san joaquin valley. it would be the third such amazon facility is open in california since the seattle company started to pay sales tax to the state treasury in september. amazon is committed to bring 10,000 new jobs to golden state. we just talked about that google number being up, still today. that again is in reaction to the world's largest sea
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
israel. this report says the militant groups operating both independently and together are becoming more active. reportedly, the militants are planning revenge on the west for trying to disrupt iran's nuclear program. >>> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he thinks afghan security forces will soon be ready to take the lead in the war against the taliban. the start -- starting this spring, troops will scale back their involvement, preparing to leave afghanistan at the end of 2014. >> there is consideration for an enduring presence here which will be to train, advise and assess. we will continue that work in the aftermath of 2014. but a the end of 2014 -- but at the end of 2014 i'm confident they can defend their people. >> the americans have been in afghanistan for 11 years. >>> nine minutes before 9:00. next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, kerry voting present. he can be sworn in as early as friday. but no official date has been set. meanwhile, new word t
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
're not comfortable with some of his comments about israel, iran, and gays in the military. >>> former president george h. w. bush could get out of a houston hospital sometime this week. a family spokesman says they're hopeful and they're taking things one day at a time. the 88-year-old former president went into the hospital november 23 to be treated for bronchitis, but he remained there after battling a stubborn fever and a cough. >>> 7:16. lance armstrong says he is ready to speak candidly in his big interview with oprah winfrey today. it's's billed as a no holds barred 90-minute constituentdown. armstrong -- sitdown. armstrong says he will answer the questions directly and honestly. it's widely believed he will confess to taking performance enhancing drugs. the interview is scheduled to be broft on thursday. >>> -- broadcast on thursday. >>> truckee is tracking down on careless handling of trash that attracts bears. new rules will impose fines on violators. warnings will be sent out for the first offense but repeat offenders could be signed up to $1,000. many tahoe communities have some kind
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
would weaken national security and they say it is because he is antigay, anti-israel and anti- woman. >>> they are expecting to be unified against the present he spoke to a group of -- the president. he spoke to a group of nationals and they expect to pick their fight and they are now looking at 13 pages of proposals. >> sometimes we have to reject the president's proposals and sometimes we will have to make them better. the president will bait us and portray us as cruel and unyielding. >> they believe the congress is going to run in to 16 -- 2016. >>> the state still has not bought the land and l.a. officials have not acquired a single acre along the central valley route where construction is to begin in six months. they hope to make the offer in the next several weeks but the cost of acquiring it could delay even further and that could raise expectations above what the state expects to pay >> >> they are asking to reduce to a smaller tunnel in combination which would result in more water for cities and farms and they also say it would be better for the environment and cost the stat
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